Opinion

Elections destined to be an important part of this year

Editorials

An important part of 2018 will be elections. That’s inevitable, given the offices that are at stake. Every Congressional seat is up for grabs. State Assembly seats are up for grabs. The governor’s seat is being decided this year. That means this is a year of referendums for voters in ...

Lions to hold benefit spaghetti dinner Jan. 18

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Milroy Lions Club wishes to announce our January spaghetti supper. It will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the White Memorial Church, Main Street, Milroy. We will be serving from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will be the same: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, applesauce, drink ...

What’s next?

Local Columns

Back in the day when I was a children’s librarian I was telling the library system’s youth services coordinator (who supervised children and young adult services in the 18 branch libraries) about an outreach activity I’d successfully implemented with six area elementary schools. I was ...

Lewistown is fortunate to have hospital it has

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Among one of our blessings these past few years is Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. As a retired hospital administrator of 23 years in both a community hospital and a level one trauma center hospital in Virginia, what a pleasant surprise this hospital has been for us. The ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Join us for our first Winter Reading Program. It runs all winter until March 20, ...

Newspaper tariff would have a devastating effect on our industry

Local Columns

The viability of local newspapers, including the one that you are reading now, is being challenged by the proposed newspaper tariff on the import of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada — the type that is used to print this newspaper and others across Pennsylvania. Simply put, newspapers ...

Trump must make clear that America supports freedom in Iran

Editorials

Imagine 3,700 Americans being arrested for protesting conditions in our country. You probably can’t. The First Amendment safeguards our right to protest peacefully. Any demonstrations so severe that they resulted in criminal activity requiring that scale of arrests would be taken by ...

Climate change is not disproven by daily weather

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I guess it was inevitable that we would see comments in the Open Line that cast doubt on the science of global warming because of the record breaking cold snap that covered most of the nation for a prolonged period. Despite these freezing temperatures, global warming and ...

Tax cuts for rich will lead only to negative outcome

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The George W. Bush administration passed two tax cuts for the rich, started two wars, saw the stock market crash, doubled the national debt in two terms and left during the Great Recession when the unemployment rate was nearly 10 percent. Did those two tax cuts grow the ...